Versatile Physicians

By: Fillmore Buckner

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This book is meant to introduce the reader to a number of historically significant physicians who medical histories have ignored. As a rule, medical histories make mention of physicians who contribute to medical progress, but ignore those physicians who contribute to the political, military, literary or economic progress of the country or society. This volume makes a small step in remedying that deficiency. Included are biographical sketches of four of the five physician signers of the Declaration of Independence. Four writers represent a small sampling of the many physicians who have contributed to literature. The military has not been neglected and there are biographies of two outstanding physician-generals who made their mark as line officers. Two physicians who helped open up the west, several politicians, and even a highwayman have found a home on the volume's pages. Not all the biographies represent successes. Some of the men have been maligned by history, one's very failures forged the social security plan and the senior voting block. One died in a mental hospital, but all deserve recognition. Fillmore Buckner, MD, JD, received his B.S. and MD from the University of Washington, Seattle, and his JD (cum laude) from the University of Puget Sound School of Law. Former Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine, Dr. Buckner has studied and taught medical history throughout a fifty-year career in medicine. He chaired the King County Medical Society Historical Committee for three years. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of legal medicine and medical history and is the author of Overview of the History of Malpractice, Graduate Group, 2002 Hartford. Dr. Buckner is now semi-retired and lives in Breckenridge, Co where he continues to write.

Title: Versatile Physicians

Author: Fillmore Buckner

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $21

Categories: Health, Medicine, & Disease,

Publisher: Heritage Books:

ISBN Number: 788431374

Book Details: 2005, 5½x8½, paper, 166 pp, Heritage Books

Seller ID: B3137